Cloud Data Architect

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Description

The Productive Edge Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice provides advanced technology solutions and strategies that propel our clients into the modern data age. Our PE teams turn the promise of AI and Machine Learning into practical solutions that empower differentiated customer experiences, predictive insights, and transformational business outcomes. Likewise, PE’s “Modern Data Management Framework” and Agile-centric methodology enable us to achieve impactful results rapidly and efficiently.

The Cloud Data Architect will be responsible for guiding the full lifecycle of a Big Data solution, including requirements analysis, platform selection, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing, and Test and Deployment in Cloud Infrastructures. We are looking for candidates with a broad set of technology skills to be able to design and build robust Big Data solutions.

Responsibilities: .

  • Provide advisory and thought leadership on the provision of analytics environments leveraging Cloud based platforms, big data technologies, including integration with existing data and analytics platforms and tools.
  • Design and implement scalable data architectures leveraging Hadoop, NoSQL and emerging technologies, covering on-premise and cloud-based deployment patterns.
  • Define, design and implement data access patterns for multiple analytical and operational workloads, across on-premise and Cloud based platforms
  • Create information solutions covering data security, data privacy, data governance, metadata management, multi-tenancy and mixed workload management across Spark and NoSQL platforms, spanning on-premise and Cloud based deployments
  • Delivery of customer Cloud Strategies, aligned with customer’s business objectives and with a focus on Cloud Migrations ensuring global to local regulations, security, risk and compliance


Qualifications:

  • 5+ years hands-on experience with the Big Data stack (HDFS, SPARK, MapReduce, Hadoop, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Flume, Kafka)
  • 5+ years hands-on experience with the No-SQL (e.g. MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra)
  • 5+ years hands-on experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Chef, Scala)
  • 5+ years of experience working on cloud platforms - Pivotal Cloud Foundry and / or Public Cloud AWS/Azure/Google Cloud
  • Hands-on experience with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools (e.g. Informatica, Talend, Pentaho)
  • Knowledge / Hands-on experience with BI tools and reporting software (e.g. Microstrategy, Cognos, Pentaho)
  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools, languages, or libraries (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, Mahout, MLLib)
  • Hands-on experience with operationalizing Big Data applications (e.g. administration, configuration management, monitoring, debugging, and performance tuning)
  • Hadoop platforms & distributions: Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, EMR
  • Previous experience with high-scale or distributed RDBMS (Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica, DB2, Oracle)
  • Proficient understanding of underlying infrastructure for Big Data Solutions (Clustered/Distributed Computing, Storage, Data Center Networking)
  • Strong understanding across Cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end Cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs.
  • Knowledge of further Cloud technologies (Redshift, S3, EC2, EMR, Talend/Pentaho/Snowflake)
  • Track record of thought leadership and innovation around Big Data. Solid understanding of Cloud Computing Technologies and related emerging technology (e.g. Amazon Web Services EC2, Elastic MapReduce, Azure, GCP) and considerations for scalable, distributed systems Knowledge of NoSQL platforms (e.g. key-value stores, graph databases, RDF triple stores)

About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based leader in digital transformation. As digital business consultants, we focus on digital strategy, customer experience, operations improvement, and product & services enablement. How do we do this? Through launching solutions for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Automation (IA), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Native Solutions. Sounds fun, right? It gets better...and that’s where you come in!

Productive Edge offers the dynamic opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment that values innovation and creativity. We are a culture that stays on the cusp of today’s developing and emerging technologies. Our passion, ingenuity, and dedication sets us apart from other consultants (as does our modern work atmosphere with fun outings, foosball, stocked fridge and other activities). Because we work with and develop solutions for some of the world’s most exciting brands, we are actively searching for individuals who are ready to change the way the world operates.

And if that’s not enough, Productive Edge has been featured as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, included in Crain’s Fast 50, and is a regular on Inc. 5000.

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An Insider's view of Productive Edge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I like working at Productive Edge because my teammates empower me on a daily basis to do my best, challenge myself and always stay open to learning new things.

Tory

Digital Marketing

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

There is a very special atmosphere for developers at Productive Edge. Technology is constantly changing and in every project, I am challenged to do something – big or small – that I’ve never done before. That atmosphere keeps me motivated in constant learning, which is essential for a good software developer.

Nadezda

Senior Architect

What does career growth look like on your team?

From our interns up through our managing partners, we believe everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other. We run flat where our directors and partners are the front-line working with our team to ensure they are heard and have a clear growth plan in place. Yes, the door is always open.

Tim

Delivery Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Productive Edge takes a realistic and practical approach to innovation and growth. This approach makes complex ideas and technology trends accessible and understandable across the organization. PE really inspires our people to push their skills and grow in new ways. It is an exciting organization to be a part of.

Paul

Delivery Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned the importance of teamwork and communication. At PE, all projects are team-based with a lot of things in motion during each step of the process: from the sales team to the delivery teams to the finance and leadership teams. Having that camaraderie and communication makes a smooth process that works internally as well as for clients.

Kate

Finance Manager

What are Productive Edge Perks + Benefits

Productive Edge Benefits Overview

Work Hard, Play Hard
Celebrate often is our motto. Celebrate the success of others and the work accomplished. From quarterly outings to weekly events, to just hanging around in the office after work, we celebrate with those around us for making our company great.

Community Appreciation
We love to share our passion for technology with others. Learn more about the ways we're empowering our Chicago community and how you can get involved.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The goal of PE Cares is to share our knowledge of tech with the surrounding community. We also offer various opportunities for our employees to volunteer for causes that are most important to them.
Partners with Nonprofits
Productive Edge partners with various nonprofits such as the UIC Black Tech Scholars, TechGirlz, Lincoln Park Conservancy, and The Birthday Project to name a few.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Productive Edge has a Social Team for coordinating fun around the office as well as our quarterly events. There are also different Special Interest Groups to join!
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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